Courses Details

PUBHLTH308: Black American Health: A Focus on Children, Families, and Communities

  • Undergraduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Staff (Residential);
  • Not offered 2024-2025
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Advisory Prerequisites: PUBHLTH 200
  • Description: Given persistent challenges to Black American health in the US, this course explores fundamental systems aiding to and robust strengths resisting against health inequalities. Taking a culturally-specific approach to understanding lived experiences of Black Americans, we examine ways in which systems adapt to and must change for optimal health development.
  • Learning Objectives: 1. To explore the mental and physical health trajectories of Black youth. 2. To understand how familial, community, and system-level factors impact the well-being of Black youth. 3. To consider (e.g., discover, discuss, and/or develop) effective interventions for Black children, families, and communities.
  • Syllabus for PUBHLTH308